Monthly Archives: January 2014

An Artifact of Eternity

Infinity is a strange concept.  Did you know that the infinite set of integers has the same number of elements as the infinite set of numbers divisible by 5?  That is to say that the two infinite sets: 1, 2, … Continue reading

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Hell: Punishment or Consequences

If you do not take this opportunity, then you will be a miserable failure all of your life.  You will have a hard time finding a second rate job and when you do find one, you will always be overlooked … Continue reading

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Faith as Evidence

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  (Hebrews 11:1) For the first 18 years of my Christian life, I interpreted this verse as meaning that believers have faith instead of evidence.  This … Continue reading

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A More Excellent Way

The other night I heard a message at a church service from an enthusiastic young preacher here in Toronto.  While the message was inspiring, I couldn’t help but think that it had the common failing of many such messages in … Continue reading

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The Great Sin of Elisha

A while back, a friend from church asked me to help her understand why God would have sent a bear to tear 42 children apart as recounted in the Old Testament account of the life of the prophet Elisha.  After … Continue reading

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Bias in the God Debate

Recently, I was contemplating the various accusations that are thrown at Christians by atheists.  Without knowing a single thing about me, online atheists have assumed that my arguments are biased by my church upbringing.  I read the Bible for the … Continue reading

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The Problem with Wolf of Wall Street

Over the holiday break, I made the mistake of seeing Martin Scorcese’s new movie, “The Wolf of Wall Street”.  To be honest, I came out of the theater feeling as though I had taken a swim through a pool of … Continue reading

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